Hua Lamphong “won’t be torn down” | VIDEO

As the final trains pull into the historic Hua Lamphong railway station in Bangkok over the subsequent few months, public hearings are being referred to as to look at redevelopment choices. Bangkok’s outdated railway hub is formally transferring to the much bigger, new Bang Sue Grand Station this month. Be the first about Hua Lamphong’s future is being held on December 14. But, though the plans to maneuver Bangkok’s railway hub to Bang Sue has been on the cards for a number of years, last month’s news that the State Railways could use the land to construct a commercial purchasing precinct has drawn lots of flak. Read more about that HERE and HERE.
A authorities spokesman says the swiftly organised hearings might be held to test the temper of most people and stakeholders about the future of the outdated constructing. The hearings might be online events.
Suddenly the plans to decommission, and redevelop, the a hundred and five 12 months old prepare station has rallied a final minute name to motion from followers and academics. Even the State Railway of Thailand labour union is working an internet campaign to keep the previous station open, either as part of a new improvement or as a museum.
Stories about the SRT needing to redevelop the land as a new industrial hub drew the ire of critics who claim the relocation from Hua Lamphong to Bang Sue will add further expense for individuals who have to commute from the Hua Lamphong area to the model new station to then take onward journeys. But Bangkok’s theoretical ‘centre’ has additionally moved over the past a hundred years and the new network of MRT and BTS stations, together with the buses, now merge by way of the new Bang Sue transport hub.
Accessible for the train followers though with the transport minister saying that 22 of the a hundred trains in use will be retained at Hua Lamphong through the transition from the previous station to the new.
Bangkok Pat additionally checked out the historical past of the previous station. Check it out here…

The spokesperson also noted this week that the Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is a fan of the outdated station and was aware of local backlash in regards to the motion of the railway hub from Hua Lamphong to Bang Sue.
Meanwhile, in a further definition of its redevelopment plans, the SRT governor Nirut Maneephan has informed conservationists that Hua Lamphong won’t be pushed over for a model new shopping centre.

“It won’t be demolished as it’s a historic landmark related to the reign of King Rama V.”

So, for the quick future, the historic landmark, whilst being wound down as a critical transport hub, will still serve as a reminder of Bangkok’s transport historical past and the numerous happy arrivals and departures..

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